studio album by Hypocrisy
Released 1996
Recorded March–October 1995 at Abyss Studio, Sweden
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 47:13
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Peter Tägtgren
Album chronology
The Fourth Dimension
The Final Chapter

Abducted is the fourth studio album released by Hypocrisy. It is the album where the band started to change its sound. On this release melodic death metal was brought into the original death metal sound.

It was also released as a limited edition digipak, not to be confused with the non-limited edition digipak re-release.

The samples in the intro, "The Gathering", are taken from the so-called Halt Tape, which was allegedly recorded during the Rendlesham Forest incident on 26 December 1980.


Band members

  • Mikael Hedlund − bass guitar
  • Lars Szöke − drums
  • Peter Tägtgren − vocals, electric guitars, keyboards


  • Produced and mixed by Peter Tägtgren
  • Recorded and mixed in Abyss Studio, Sweden, March – October 1995
  • Engineered by Hypocrisy
  • Mastered by Peter In De Betou at Cuttingroom, Solna, Sweden
  • Photo, art and design by P Grøn, Sweden

Track listing

All tracks are written by Hypocrisy

No. Title Length
1. "The Gathering" 1:09
2. "Roswell 47" 3:56
3. "Killing Art" 2:55
4. "The Arrival of the Demons (part 2)" 3:17
5. "Buried" 3:11
6. "Abducted" 2:50
7. "Paradox" 4:32
8. "Point of No Return" 3:54
9. "When the Candle Fades" 5:30
10. "Carved Up" 3:28
11. "Reflections" 2:37
12. "Slippin' Away" 5:13
13. "Drained" 4:28
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Request Denied"
15. "Strange Ways" (Kiss cover)
Digipak re-release live bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Fractured Millennium" 5:28
15. "Legions Descend" 4:07
16. "Fire in the Sky" 5:13
17. "Elastic Inverted Visions" 5:47

This digipack re-release features four live tracks recorded at the Nuclear Blast Festival on 25 September 2000.

Carved Up

Carved Up is a 7" vinyl single released in 1996 by Hypocrisy immediately after the Abducted album.

Track listing
  • A-side: "Carved Up"
  • B-side: "Beginning of the End"

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